Growth: Compact, clumping
Light: Bright, tolerates shade
Foot Candles: 200 - 250+
Water: Keep foliage vase filled with water. Refresh water to prevent it becoming stagnant
Humidity: Rainforest like humidity, tolerates lower
Temperature: 18°C - 34°C
Soil: Very loose bark based growing medium
Container: Any size due to insignificant root system. Drainage required. Can be mounted as an epiphyte. Works in living walls.
Nutrients: Not required
Propagation: Carefully remove offsets, also known as ‘pups’
Interiorscape Use: Adds colour to any area, reception, indoor mass plantings
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Root-rot. Water filled vase can become stagnant and smell. May also create a breeding ground for pests. The plant is typically replaced when it has finished flowering.
Comments: Available in a stunning variety of colours. Very easy to care for and cheap to produce. The bright colouring appears before and during flowering. Leaf edges may be sharp with spines along the ridge.